Polar Blue Parrot Cichlid
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The origins of the Polar Blue Cichlid are somewhat murky, but they're widely considered to be a hybrid of convict cichlids and blood parrot cichlids. Overall, they have the typical round blood parrot body with roughly vertical irregular dark blue to black striping. Their coloration is an icy gray-blue to silver, lending them their name
Polar Blue Parrots grow up to 8 inches in length. Despite their large size, they're not very active swimmers, and may be kept in aquariums of 30 gallons or larger. Unlike some other new world cichlids, Polar Parrots are generally not very aggressive. Due to their squat, compact body, it's important not to overfeed these fish, as it may lead to digestive issues. They enjoy digging, and are prone to getting scratched and injured, so it's important to provide them with soft, sandy substrate and smooth decor.
Polar Blue Parrots are omnivores, and should be provided with a diet rich in proteins and fibers. They're not picky eaters, and will readily accept most prepared flake and pellet foods in addition to frozen and live offerings.